Taking the subject test twice

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marco
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Taking the subject test twice

Postby marco » Tue Jul 10, 2012 7:24 pm

Economic matters aside is it a good strategy to take the subject test in both october and november?

yoyostein
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Re: Taking the subject test twice

Postby yoyostein » Thu Jul 12, 2012 4:12 am

Economic matters aside, I think yes.

Especially with the new ScoreSelect option which allows one to select the best score.

Legendre
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Re: Taking the subject test twice

Postby Legendre » Wed Aug 22, 2012 12:59 pm

One problem is that for competitive programs, the deadlines are usually early December. Would our Nov scores arrive in time?

P.S.
I went ahead and registered for the Nov test. Looks like I am taking the test twice lol. Thanks for the idea.

Topoltergeist
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Re: Taking the subject test twice

Postby Topoltergeist » Mon Aug 27, 2012 10:03 am

Most of the Programs say that they don't care when they receive your test score, as long as they get it eventually. Many application websites will allow you to write in what score you got in their form. They don't start reviewing applications immediately. The main problem with this is that you could send them score without knowing what it is beforehand.

Legendre
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Re: Taking the subject test twice

Postby Legendre » Mon Aug 27, 2012 10:34 am

Topoltergeist wrote:Most of the Programs say that they don't care when they receive your test score, as long as they get it eventually. Many application websites will allow you to write in what score you got in their form. They don't start reviewing applications immediately. The main problem with this is that you could send them score without knowing what it is beforehand.


So, I guess we could submit our application with a blank "MGRE" entry and then send them the Nov scores later if its good? If the Oct score is good, I suppose we'll be able to fill in the MGRE entry and send it in by December 1st.

*Edit*

I meant there are two outcomes:

1) October Scores Good = We'll find out by Nov in time for the December deadlines.

2) October Scores Bad = Take the test in Nov. Wait until Dec 10 to find out the scores. Hopefully, we'll meet the deadline. If not, have to find some way to submit it after application submission.




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